In Brief

PUBLISHED : Friday, 11 May, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 11 May, 2007, 12:00am

Year's first case of hand, foot and mouth disease triggers warning

The Centre for Health Protection issued a warning about enterovirus 71 yesterday after confirmation that a three-year-old had become infected, the first case this year. The boy - who developed a rash on his hands and feet, and mouth ulcers on May 2 - did not require hospital treatment and has recovered. His father also developed symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease, which can be caused by the virus. He consulted a private doctor and was in stable condition.

Police seek identity of body

Police are trying to establish the identity of a woman whose body was found floating in the sea off Tuen Mun at about 10.20am. The woman was thought to be between 30 and 35, about 1.6 metres tall and had short black hair. No identification was found on the body. Police said initial inquiries had found nothing suspicious.

Tsuen Wan woman goes missing

Police are appealing for help finding a missing Tsuen Wan woman. Leung Man-ying, 29, left her Lido Garden flat on Saturday and failed to return home. Her mother reported her missing on Monday. She is about 1.75 metres tall and weighs about 60kg. She was wearing a black T-shirt, short green skirt and black slippers. Anyone with information can contact police on 3661 1174.

Workers tied up in robbery

A gang of six or seven robbers armed with batons and water pipes tied up three workers and robbed them of HK$1,900 and three mobile phones at a construction site in Chun Sing Street, Tseung Kwan O, at about 10pm on Wednesday. The victims freed themselves and called police at about 5am yesterday. Two were taken to hospital for minor injuries.

Five hurt in truck collision

Five men were injured when two trucks collided at the junction of Fo Tan Road and Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin, at about 3am. One of the vehicles toppled onto its side in the crash. The five men, including one of the drivers, were treated at Prince of Wales Hospital.

Four charged over gun

Police charged four men with conspiracy to rob and possession of a firearm and ammunition without a licence. They were arrest in On Ning Road, Yuen Long, on Wednesday and a handgun and seven rounds of ammunition were seized. They will appear in Tuen Mun Court today.

Mark Six

One ticket won the HK$5,000,000 first prize last night. The numbers were 4, 6, 12, 14, 41 and 46. The extra number was 15. No one won second prize. Third paid HK$42,720.